Career in the Arts

Hi wonderful parents,

I am looking for a parent who has a career in the arts in some way, shape or form! If you have a career in the arts and would be willing to talk and tell about it to our second graders please e-mail me by this Thursday, April 18th. Thank you so much for your help and supporting our kiddos!




Gimme 5 for Education

Our “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign to raise funds for the Cobb Schools Foundation will be ending tomorrow, Friday, April 13! Thank you to all the families and staff members who have already donated! We have raised about $1,200 for our school which means we will get 50% back to use at our school! Please help us meet our goal of $1,500 before tomorrow’s deadline. All checks can be made out to East Side and can go into the white safe or you can donate online at Gimme 5 Online Donation Page. Don’t forget it is a tax-deductible contribution! Again, thank you for giving East Side a high five to education and supporting our school continuously.


Hi Parents,

I am hoping for your help and support. We have been having a really hard time with talking in our classroom recently. Especially during transition times and when we are on the carpet. If you could please talk with your child about this and how to work on their talking I would really appreciate it. We are losing valuable academic time because we are talking and not listening. I appreciate your support in this! Spring has sprung and I know it’s getting harder and harder for the kiddos to have self control! Thanks !



Typing Practice !!

Ms. Alter, our computer lab instructor, asks that students practice their typing skills.  Please practice typing for 10 minutes a day for 5 days a week.  For 2nd grade, students, she recommends either Dancemat, a free typing lesson tutorial.  Students need to learn how to use all 10 fingers when typing.  If students practice incorrectly, it only creates a bad habit.  To help against this bad habit,she suggests using a towel over your hands.  In the lab, students have skins over our keyboard when they practice typing.  Dancemat is self-explanatory and the program tells you what you need to do.  Once they have completed the lessons in this way to learn the keyboard and proper finger placement.  Then they should do the lessons again and this time focus on the speed recommended by the program. You can find Dancemat and other typing tutorials on our computer lab webpage at  Thanks for your help.


Our STEM supplies are running a little low. If you have any of the following items to recycle please send them in:
• bottle caps
• cardboard tubes (TP, paper towel, wrapping paper)
• empty water bottles with lids

We also can use:
• Straws
• Yarn/String
• Scotch tape
• Duck tape


Thank you!!!
The Second Grade Teachers

National School Counselor Week

National School Counselor Week

Next week is National School Counselor Week, February 12th – February 16th!

Reach for the Stars:
Monday – MOVIE STAR DAY – dress up like your favorite movie star!
Tuesday – SUPER CAREER DAY – dress up for your future career!
Wednesday – SUPER COLOR DAY – wear your favorite color!
Thursday – SPORTS DAY – wear your favorite team jersey!
Friday – ES EAGLES DAY – wear your East Side spirit wear!



THANK YOU! I also wanted to say thank you for this wonderful teacher appreciation week! You all have made me feel so special. Thank you for all the goodies and cards. I am so lucky to have such wonderful students and parents!



Picture Day

Hi wonderful parents,

Just a friendly reminder that picture day is on Thursday, make sure your child is dressed to impress! If you would like to send a change of clothes, students will be able to change after pictures are taken! We will have pictures taken around 9:25. Thanks !


Ms. Mills

100th Day of School

The 100th Day of School is coming!!!

On Friday, January 26th, I am requesting that the students dress up like they are 100 years old for our 100th day of school! Due to a scheduling conflict, we will be celebrating in class in lieu of a parade.

We are going to do many fun Math and Writing enrichment activities related to the way we are dressed and to the number “100”. There is no need to buy new items. Allow your child to get creative with what you already have at home!

Also, please bring in your 100th day snack Friday morning !

I appreciate your help with putting together an outfit for them. I can’t wait to see all my little old men and women!


East Side’s Annual Family STEM Night

East Side’s Annual Family STEM Night

Please join us for our annual Family STEM Night this January 23rd from 6:00-7:30! Cheer your child on as they make paperclips fly, build roller coasters, play with robots, and much more!
Mark your calendars and bring your whole family for this fun-filled STEM Night!
**Please note: this is not a drop-off event**